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POLICE: “Explosion of unknown origin” rocks NJ trucking company 


Police responded to an unexplained explosion at a trucking company on Thursday morning after receiving multiple calls reporting the incident. 

The explosion happened just before 8 a.m. near the Rts. 130/44 corridor in the Bridgeport section of Logan Township, New Jersey. 

According to Gloucester County Emergency Management, the 911 center received multiple calls reporting an explosion, so the Logan Twp Fire Department was dispatched to a trucking facility on Cedar Swamp Road, where the explosion was believed to have originated. 

Crews responded to the scene and fought multiple small fires at and around the trucking company and got the incident under control in about an hour. One trucking company employee reportedly suffered a minor burn injury but denied medical treatment. 

“An explosion, of an unknown origin, rocked a portion of Logan Twp. this morning,” wrote Gloucester County Emergency Management in a post about the incident. 

As first responders were leaving the scene, a tractor trailer was reported to be on fire in a nearby WaWa parking lot, and the fire department responded to the scene to find a tractor trailer on fire. Crews extinguished the fire with no incident. 

The “explosion, of an unknown origin,” is still under an active investigation and has not been explained. No further information has been released.


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